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Stray and Unwanted Dogs

Environmental Services

028 9260 0804

Stray and Unwanted Dogs

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council faces a huge problem with stray and unwanted dogs within the Council area.  They will scan each dog collected to get the owner's details from the dog's microchip to enable the dog to be successfully returned. Should the dog not be microchipped the Council will rehome it.

What Becomes of a Stray Dog

Most people think of a stray dog as one without a home. This is not the case. The Dogs (NI) Order 1983 describes a stray dog as any dog that is not on its owner’s property and not accompanied by any person.  The Dog Warden can seize any straying dog and impound it until the owner can be traced.


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council actively seeks to rehome any dogs that are not reclaimed or any unwanted dogs that are brought to the kennels by their owners. 

Below are images and details of the dogs which are currently residing in the Council's Dog Pound.

If you are interested, please contact the Council’s Dog Pound on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10.30am and 11.30am on 028 9244 7750 and ask about the relevant Dog Number.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm